Wild Parking reasonable price South coast

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  1. sequinn

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    Hi there
    Please can you let me know if there is any wild camping or reasonably priced parking in Bournemouth for 1 night :Smile:? Then moving to Portsmouth/Southsea area for one night before catching the ferry to Santander.
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    There is a hotel right on the front at Poole you can. Stop on car park for very little. Sorry can't think of name. Hayling island sea. Front is quite cheap, or portsmouth go along south sea front. Fun fair behind you and pass marine barrack, head to hayling island foot ferry and stop there, sorry can't help more, barry
     
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    We live near winchester, about 30 mins from portsmouth. How big is van. You could park on our drive for one night, will try and think of other places
     
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    think it west cliff at Bournemouth i have parked there . in Portsmouth i normally stop in the port right at the back of the lines by the fence . there is a gate to walk out if you want to.
     
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    As Alan says, why not stay at the port itself for free?
    We always do and it means no worrying about being held up in traffic on your way to the port.
     
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    We live in New Forest and like Froghopper about 30/40 mins from ferry port, you would be welcome to park on drive for night (free hook up :Smile:) but can't promise bacon butties at silly o'clock if you have an early ferry
    Pat
     
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    Bournemouth and Poole have really clamped down on wild camping over the last couple of years. the west cliff is certainly now out of bounds as are the chines at westbourne. signs everywhere and cameras too

    just outside Bournemouth, at Christchurch theres a few spots still being used. ifford bridge by the river and st catherines hill spring to mind. as for cheap no frills sites, youve got to be joking. cheapest i know of are by the airport near hurn and near £20 a night

    forget wild camping in the new forest as the wardens patrol the carparks at night and will definitely move you on. too many problems with Itinerants mean that its getting hard to find nice cheap spots on the south coast

    have seen a few vans overnight at tesco carpark, but think they bought a parking managment company in a while back
     
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    Hotel in Poole is "Thistle hotel" not sure if you can stay overnight, and if you go over time limit cameras catch you driving in & out, beware we got a fine from there
     
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    Just a little tip, ask for ehu on the boat, we've always asked and got it.:thumb:
     
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